Do you remember this post I wrote a few weeks ago?
To sum it up: My Hooter Hider isn’t doing a very good job of hiding my hooters anymore. Nursing Baby Chick is more like wrestling a baby alligator these days and I just can’t seem to keep myself covered in public anymore.
I vowed to search high and low for a Hooter Hider alternative and this is what I found: The Dria Cover.
Isn’t is cute?
The Dria Cover is a stylish and chic poncho made from designer fabrics that can be worn as a pregnancy top, a nursing cover, a stroller/car seat sun shade, and it has a bunch of other fun uses too.
They day I received my Dria cover in the mail, I tore open the package, and was delighted with what I found. It was totally cute! It was stylish! AND- it hid my hooters! Wahoo!
I had to take it out for a test run right away, so I planned a day at the zoo (one of the ultimate places to test an “on the go” baby product). Here is how it went down:
About 30 minutes into our trip to the zoo, Baby Chick fell asleep in her stroller. Whoops! I forgot a blanket. No problem, the Dria Cover was the perfect lightweight stroller blanket.
Then Baby Chick woke up hungry. Perfect! I busted out the Dria cover and nursed her. Oh, how my baby alligator tried to wiggle her way from under the fabric. She batted at it, kicked her legs, and tried to pull the neck down. Since the Dria Cover is made from four-way stretch fabric she was able move freely, but it bounced right back into shape. Also, because the Dria Cover drapes over the front AND back of the body, it made it very difficult for Baby Chick to pull the fabric away from my body and exposing me.
After the feeding session, I put Baby Chick in the Baby Bjorn Comfort Carrier. It was sunny that day, but brisk. I cursed myself again for not bringing a blanket. But, the Dria Cover came to my rescue again. I actually slid it on like a poncho and was able to put Baby Chick’s head and arms outside of the neck hole.
It’s kind of hard to describe, but imagine Baby Chick forward-facing in the Bjorn. Then imagine us wearing a poncho with both our heads through the same hole. Then imagine that Baby Chick’s arms are also through the hole and the neckline of the Dria Cover is under her armpits. It was perfect!
Baby Chick was shielded from the sun and the cold and I didn’t look like a total dork. Well, I looked about as cool as you can when you have a baby strapped to your chest while wearing a poncho. You know what I mean. It was as good as it is ever going to be.
Finally, we made our way home. The sun was at a weird angle and the shade on my stroller wasn’t giving Baby Chick enough coverage. I whipped out the Dria Cover and was able to drape it over the sun shade, giving Baby Chick the extra coverage she needed.
All in all, I have to say that the Dria Cover didn’t let me down. In fact, it was more useful than I imagined. Here are some other great fun facts about the Dria Cover:
- The Dria Cover was created by a nursing mom who was looking for a chic and fashionable nursing cover that also provided full coverage and was versatile.
- Dria Cover is machine washable and wrinkle resistant.
- The Dria Cover comes in a variety of high-end designer fabrics. You can find fabrics from Theory, Cavalli, and Missoni.
- Every Dria Cover is designed, cut, and sewn by hand. Each one is truly one of a kind.
There is one thing I have to mention about the Dria Cover- it’s pricey. The most inexpensive style runs about $50. I did have to think long and hard about whether or not the price was worth it. Considering that a Hooter Hider runs just over $30, and the Dria Cover does give you way more options, I think it’s worth it to spend the extra $20.
Finally, with all the wiggling, and wrestling and the sun beating down on us it did get a little hot under my Dria Cover. I just turned it to the side, so the side seams were running across Baby Chick’s body. I also periodically stretched the neck hole a little wider to get some ventilation. This helped a ton. If you live in a very warm climate, I suggest selecting a style with a lighter fabric such as the Larisa, Bali, and Olso.
So moms- my hooter hiding, baby alligator wrestling days are over. My hooters and I are so happy! Thank you Dria Cover!
-Contributed by Morgan